Angela Washko

Angela Washko is a performance and video artist creating new forums for discussions of feminism in environments that are most hostile toward it. In 2012, Washko founded "The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft" as an ongoing intervention on communal language formation inside the most popular online multiplayer role playing game of all time. Washko is currently working on a public access TV show and performance persona around data sets she’s extracted from Bravo TV’s Millionaire Matchmaker and searching for women who have slept with pick up artist and author of get-laid-quick travel guides BANG, Day Bang, Bang Iceland, Don't Bang Denmark,+++. She is additionally a contributing writer at ANIMAL NY.

A recent recipient of a Creative Time Report commission, The Franklin Furnace Performance Fund Grant, a Rhizome Internet Art Microgrant, a Danish Arts Council Curatorial Research Grant and the Terminal Award, Washko’s practice has been highlighted in Frieze, Art21, Time Magazine, NPR's On The Media, The Guardian (UK), ARTnews, VICE, Hyperallergic, Rhizome, The Hairpin, the New York Times, The Creator’s Project, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Digicult, ArtInfo, Bad At Sports and more. Her projects have been presented nationally and internationally at venues including Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, Finland), MOD: Monitor Digital (Guadalajara, Mexico), Moving Image Art Fair (London and NYC), K11 Concepts (Shanghai, China), Interaccess (Toronto, Canada), the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Institute for Contemporary Art Boston and Foundation Vasarely (Aix-en-Provence, France), among others. Her work will be featured in the upcoming publication Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the 21st Century from The New Museum and MIT Press.

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